Adelaide Food Central was invited to a blogger dinner at Ryo’s Noodles. All food and drink were provided free of charge.
I’ve been to Ryo’s Noodles when it first opened and was impressed by the high quality and authenticity of their Ramen. With a busy blogger lifestyle, it’s often hard to go back to the same place twice, but when I was invited to tonight’s blogger dinner, I just couldn’t resist. I just had have some of their signature Ramen noodles as well as try some of their other dishes.
To start off with, I had the Cod Roe Rice Ball. It’s a large distinct triangular ball of sushi rice mixed with cod roe. The sushi rice was well seasoned with a smokey intense flavour from the cod roe. A perfect dish for someone loading up on carbohydrates.
The Takoyaki was fried to a darker golden brown. Inside the light crisp coating is a ball of fluffy mash potato and a single piece of firm and chewy octopus. Definitely one of the better versions of this dish I’ve eaten.
The Soft Shell Crab was fried tempura style. The light crispy batter complimented the firm edible shell of the crab. Inside the body were delicate morsels of succulent crab meat.
The Gyoza was fried to a light golden brown. The minced pork filling was well seasoned, and was soft and moist.
The Roast Pork Slices were lightly charred around the exterior. In what looks like a rolled up piece of pork belly, the well seasoned meat is well balanced by the mustard.
The Kim Chi is firm and crunchy with just the right amount of spice and tang. It was a perfect accompaniment to all the other dishes.
The star of the show was the Ramen in Spicy Hot Flavoured Soup with Roast Pork and Egg. The noodles were perfectly cooked and swimming in a perfectly seasoned broth that wasn’t overly spicy but still packed a bit of heat. The marinated roast pork slices soaked up the juices from the broth and the boiled egg provided an additional source of protein. This Ramen was better than the one I had on my last visit.
They say you should visit the same place twice to determine whether it’s any good or not. I’ve eaten at Ryo’s Noodles twice and have been satisfied on both occasions. I’ve always been a fan of this place and I still am.
Think Ramen. Think Ryo’s Noodles.
WHERE: 80 Gouger St, Adelaide